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In Memory of Helen J. Spence

03 October on Announcements, Oral History

July 17, 1915 – September 27, 2014 Listen to her story at the Sesquicentennial Oral History Project site http://onthebanks.msu.edu/sohp/Object/2-D-EF/helen-spence/

Why Digital Technologies and Oral History Belong Together

25 February on Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

The Library of Congress through The Signal: Digital Preservation blog recently posted an article about Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. In the post, Boyd talks about using […]

 

Oral History in the Digital Age Website Launched

13 August on Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History, Project Highlights

MATRIX is pleased to announce the launch of the Oral History in the Digital Age (OHDA) website at ohda.matrix.msu.edu. The website features numerous essays, articles, and videos about best practices in collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital oral histories. The OHDA […]

The African Oral Narratives Project is Helping Record Forgotten Voices

08 June on Africa, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History

It isn’t likely that a lot of us will ever get to personally meet Samuel Mahoko (photo at right), a displaced farm laborer from Rammolutsi, a poor community in northeastern South Africa. But while we will probably never have the […]

Matrix and the University of Kentucky Libraries Partnership Awarded NEH Grant for Oral History System Development

28 September on Announcements, Grants, Oral History

Matrix and the University of Kentucky Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History were recently awarded a National Leadership Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for ongoing development of the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). The […]

MATRIX participates in designing best practices for Oral History

01 March on Cultural Informatics, Digitization, Multimedia & Digital Archives, Oral History

As part of MATRIX’s collaborative IMLS grant to develop best practices for conducting oral history in a digital age, Scott Pennington, Head of MATRIX’s Digital Lab, traveled to New York recently to meet with the Oral History in the Digital Age […]

MATRIX to Create Major Online Repository of African Oral Narratives

18 August on Africa, Announcements, Oral History

MATRIX in cooperation with MSU’s Department of History and African Studies Center, has won a $750,000 award from the US Department of Education to partner with African scholars to collect oral histories, folklore, and songs from Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, […]